Hard work is rewarded

At the topping-out ceremony Protinus for the 250 million Swiss francs expansion, CSL Behring thanked the more than 300 construction workers for their commitment.

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What's that tree doing up there? The Protinus extension project in Bern follows the custom of the "topping-out ceremony".

At times, around 300 people are working on the construction site in the middle of the CSL Behring Campus in Bern's Breitenrain district to complete two new production lines by 2021. At the topping-out ceremony, CSL Behring provided a meal for the participants by way of thanks for their great commitment. 

“Today's celebration is dedicated to all the workers who worked so hard to achieve so much, sometimes under very difficult conditions.” This is how Pierre Caloz, Site Manager of CSL Behring Bern, addressed the approximately 500 guests at the topping-out ceremony of the Protinus project on 5 September 2019. “In an exceptional team effort, employees from a range of local and international companies working together with CSL Behring AG, have brought the project a big step ahead,” said Caloz.

CSL Behring AG in Berne celebrated this important milestone in the 250-million Swiss franc Protinus expansion project together with construction workers, planners, engineers, architects and construction and project managers. The facility is scheduled to go into operation in spring 2021.

The extension project is of great importance for CSL Behring and its patients, as well as for Bern as a business location. CSL Behring is investing 250 million Swiss francs in the project, creating 50 new jobs and enabling an additional 90,000 patients worldwide to lead a normal life each year.

Today's celebration is dedicated to all the workers who worked so hard to achieve so much, sometimes under very difficult conditions.

Pierre Caloz, Site Manager Berne